Mosquito Multiplicity; Revealing the Results of How Just One Mosquito in Your Greenville Backyard Can Spawn Thousands!

Mosquito Squad of GreenvilleMosquito season is in full-force here in Greenville and Western NC. Mosquitoes are not only bothersome, they are also pose a dangerous health concern due to the various mosquito-borne illnesses they can carry. It only takes ONE bite from a mosquito carrying West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), or LaCrosse Encephalitis to make you, or a loved one, very sick. With that ONE infected mosquito in mind, we want to educate residents about how just one single mosquito can turn into so many more — in the blink of an eye…

When it comes to the amount of mosquitoes one female mosquito can spawn in your backyard in just four weeks, fact becomes stranger than fiction. The combination of warm weather, spring showers and an unprotected setting equals a recipe for a mosquito invasion.  By simple multiplication, the natural order of the mosquito population turns an army of one into an army of over 1 billion mosquitoes! Here is how it works…

  • Mosquitoes in your Greenville backyard week oneWeek One  In order for a female mosquito to develop viable eggs for reproduction she must obtain a blood meal from a human or other mammal. Once this has been acquired, she will then proceed to lay up to 300 eggs. Mosquitoes can lay up to three batches of eggs during their short lifetime. From here a female mosquito has already perpetuated a significant amount of blood-thirsty offspring in which about half or more, (male/female probability), will also become blood thirsty mosquitoes looking to start a family in your backyard too!
  • Mosquitoes in your Greenville backyard week twoWeek Two — This same backyard now includes 150 new female mosquitoes, plus the original matriarch which brings the total to approximately 151 female mosquitoes. This is where the equation really gets interesting; the 150 daughters of the original female mosquito will also lay up to 300 eggs each. This brings the total number of mosquitoes up to 45,300, of which at least half can also be expected to be female.
  • Mosquitoes in your Greenville backyard week threeWeek Three — Out of the prior week’s 45,300 mosquitoes, of which approximately 22,650 female mosquitoes will once again lay up to 300 eggs each bringing the number during their egg laying period to 6,795,300! This brings the total to almost 7 million mosquitoes brought into your backyard via one female mosquito in just 3 short weeks. Using the same simple formula of probability with half being born female will leave 3,397,000 females ready to do it all over again.
  • Mosquitoes in your Greenville backyard week fourWeek Four —  The most alarming answer to any outdoor living equation will weigh in at a whopping 1,319,250,000 mosquitoes from just one female mosquito! In addition to the biting, annoyance and irritation mosquitoes deliver, there is a chance just one of these 1.3+ billion mosquitoes could infect you, or a loved one with a mosquito-borne illness.

Fortunately, the moral of this story can have a happy ending! Mosquito Squad of Greenville can prevent and control mosquitoes in your backyard — from the very first female! Our trusted barrier spray program will eliminate mosquitoes that are present on your property and prevent more from taking up residence. By reducing the number of mosquitoes within your treated property, you can literally eliminate billions of mosquitoes. Not only will eliminating these mosquitoes offer you the freedom and peace of mind to enjoy the outdoors this season, it will also reduce the number of mosquitoes within your yard that may harbor illness or disease.

Billy & Michele Scales, owners of Mosquito Squad of Greenville.
Billy & Michele Scales, owners of Mosquito Squad of Greenville.

Contact Mosquito Squad of Greenville today to put an end to mosquito-multiplicity the whole season. Our service is easy and worry free, call us at  (864) 277-4299 or via email at greenville@mosquitosquad.com.

Where Do Mosquitoes Lurk in Greenville Backyards?

Mosquito season is in full swing here in Greenville, and if you’re like me, you are doing your best to keep the pests out of your yard. To be successful at this endeavor, you need to know a little about where mosquitoes like to hang out in your yard. Remember that mosquitoes really need two things for life – water and plants. Water is an essential component of breeding since female mosquitoes must have standing water in which to lay their eggs. Plants are necessary because, contrary to popular belief, mosquitoes eat more plant juices than blood. Only female mosquitoes feed on blood, and they only do this in preparation to lay eggs. At all other times, they eat plant juices like their male counterparts.

So let’s take a look at a normal yard and see where mosquitoes might be lurking.

Common_backyard_mosquito_sources_Greenville1.    Saucers Underneath Potted Plants – These saucers catch overflow from watering and rainwater. They are perfect places for females to lay eggs.

2.    Water Bowls for Pets – If your pet isn’t outdoors a lot and doesn’t consume the water, it will become stagnant and start drawing mosquitoes in.

3.    Children’s Toys – Most toys have many divots and crevices where rainwater collects. Even a teaspoon of stagnant water will attract mosquitoes.

4.    Fountains and Bird Baths – Even if it is not rainwater, still water attracts females.

5.    Ponds – Having no outlets, ponds are filled with old, still water and are prefect mosquito breeding grounds.

6.    Neglected Pools – Like ponds, neglected pools are filled with brackish water. Mosquitoes won’t be far away.

7.    Buckets – If they are left out after gardening, buckets are perfect water catchers and perfect mosquito breeding grounds.

Mosquito larvae hatch in standing water.
Mosquito larvae hatch in standing water.

8.    Grass Clippings – Piles of grass clippings are oozing with plant juices. They’re really like a mosquito buffet.

9.    Leaky Hoses – Saturated ground can create enough standing water to allow breeding. Even though it is only a little, mosquitoes will find it.

10. Holes in Trees – Cool, damp, and offering plenty of plant juices, holes in trees give mosquitoes perfect places to call home.

11. Clogged Gutters – Typically, gutters become clogged with plant refuse like leaves and pollen. Blockages cause water to pool and emit plenty of plant odors that mosquitoes find irresistible.

12. Uncovered Boats – Water will pool in the bottom of boats like it does in buckets. Especially if the area is undisturbed, it can become a mosquito haven.

13. Tires – Whether they are used as swings or exercise equipment, water will collect in old tires too.

14. Open Trash Bins – Water can collect in this area, and with decaying plant material likely present, they will be mosquito magnets.

 

Yards are filled with mosquito habitats we rarely consider, but now that you know where mosquitoes lurk in your yard, you can do something about it. Eliminate standing water by turning over items that could collect it. Change water in birdbaths every day or so. If you have a fountain or pool, be sure it is not neglected and that the water is circulating. Also, be sure to clear away plant refuse once you are finished trimming your lawn.

 

Finally, call Mosquito Squad of Greenville. Even if you are able to eliminate all standing water, you will still have some mosquitoes living on your property, but they can be easily eliminated with our mosquito barrier treatments. So call us today at (864) 277 – 4299 or visit our Mosquito Squad of Greenville website. Get rid of the lurkers and take back your yard.

Keith Drew, Mosquito Squad of Greenville
Keith Drew, Mosquito Squad of Greenville

Channel 4 reports on the benefits of using Mosquito Squad of Greenville

 

 

According to Channel 4 News, this years mosquitoes are arriving much earlier and in greater quantities due to all of the rain that the Upstate has seen in the past few weeks. The rainfall has caused a great amount of standing water, the perfect environment for mosquito breeding. According to channel 4 News the best thing you can do this season to prevent the bite, and the possible diseases that can come along with a mosquito bite, is to tip, toss, turn and use Mosquito Squad of Greenville’s barrier spray treatments.

 

Keith Drew, Mosquito Squad of Greenville
Keith Drew, Mosquito Squad of Greenville

To learn more about Malaria No More or inquire about controlling and preventing mosquitoes on the home front contact Mosquito Squad of Greenville today at Call us today for a free quote • (864) 277 – 4299 • email:greenville@mosquitosquad.com

Rain, heat has Upstate bracing for disease-carrying insects

Rain & Heat have the upstate bracing for disease carrying insects! Watch the Greenville News clip featuring Mosquito Squad of Greenville to learn more!

 

Keith Drew, Mosquito Squad of Greenville
Keith Drew, Mosquito Squad of Greenville

To learn more about controlling and preventing mosquitoes on the home front contact Mosquito Squad of Greenville today at Call us today for a free quote • (864) 277 – 4299 • email:greenville@mosquitosquad.com

Mosquito Squad of Greenville explains the passion and purpose behind World Malaria Day on 4-25-13

World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day is 4-25-13

Imagine losing a child to the bite of just one mosquito infected with a parasite that causes Malaria. Many of us are familiar with what Malaria is but don’t really think about it since Malaria was eradicated from the United States in 1951.The impact it has on a global level is devastating. The impact it has on thousands of families in tropical and subtropical areas of the world is indescribable. A child is the hope of our future and Malaria is more prevelant among those with weaker immune systems such as children and pregnant women. Each time a child dies from Malaria another piece of our future dies with him or her. According to the CDC, Malaria is one of the most severe public health problems worldwide. It is a leading cause of death and disease in many developing countries. In 2010, Malaria caused an estimated 216 million clinical episodes, and 655,000 deaths. An estimated 91% of deaths in 2010 were in the African Region, followed by 6% in the South-East Asian Region and 3% in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (3%). About 86% of deaths globally were in children. It is estimated that one child dies every 60 seconds to Malaria making it one of the top 3 killers of children in Africa.

Malaria parasite within red blood cell
Malaria parasite within red blood cell

April 25th, 2013 is World Malaria Day. Since 2008, the global community comes together on this day to highlight the need for the continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. Mosquito Squad is an active supporter of the Malaria No More campaign. Over the past year, Outdoor Living Brands including Mosquito Squad have contributed at least $10,000 to support the campaigns work to end Malaria deaths in Africa. Malaria No More is a nonprofit organization who has set a goal of ending Malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.

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Mosquitoes carrying the Malaria parasite are responsible for the death of a child every minute.

Malaria No More has helped reduce Malaria deaths by 33% in Africa since 2006. Since Malaria is a treatable and curable disease MNM is helping the effort to stamp out the disease by giving those families in Malaria ridden areas timely access to the tools they need to prevent, diagnose and treat Malaria. A full-course of life-saving malaria treatment for children costs just $1 and cures a child in one to three days. This is less than we spend on a cup of coffee in the morning here in America but means the difference between life and death to a child infected with Malaria and can change all out futures on a global level.

If you are interested in donating to this global cause you can visit the Malaria No More contribution page. No amount is too large or too small to make a difference in keeping families intact and healthy from the dangers of Malaria. Let’s make malaria no more!

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Mosquito Squad is proud to support the MNM campaign.
Keith Drew, Mosquito Squad of Greenville
Keith Drew, Mosquito Squad of Greenville

To learn more about  Malaria No More or inquire about controlling and preventing mosquitoes on the home front contact Mosquito Squad of Greenville today at Call us today for a free quote • (864) 277 – 4299 • email:greenville@mosquitosquad.com

Prepare for the Mosquito Invasion

The mosquitoes are inevitably coming; in fact, they are planning their attack right now just waiting for the weather to warm.  And, they love the rain we are getting because water is the perfect place to lay their eggs.  They aren’t picky, even the smallest amount of standing

Mosquito Squad of Greenville eliminates mosquitoes that bite
Eliminating standing water will help protect your family from mosquitoes and their bites.

water is good enough for them.  Luckily, Mosquito Squad of Greenville has 5 great tips on how to eliminate mosquitoes in your yard:

 

  1. Tip – tip over those flower pots saucers, dog dishes, buckets or anything else on your deck or yard that can collect water from the rain or even your sprinkler system.
  2. Toss – toss any excess grass clippings, downed tree limbs, or piles of leaves that can harbor mosquito eggs.
  3. Turn – Kid’s toys, tire swings, small baby pools or anything else where water does not needs to be turned over.
  4. Tilt tarps – do you have a wood pile in back covered with a tarp or a grill cover that is not taut?  These are perfect places for the pests to lay their eggs.
  5. Treat – Treat your property with the #1 mosquito protection in Greenville.  Mosquito Squad of Greenville has proven treatment guaranteed to keep mosquitoes out of your yard.
Effective mosquito control begins by tipping items over that collect water.
Effective mosquito control begins by tipping items over that collect water.

Mosquitoes need a very small amount of standing water to lay their eggs and they will find just about any type of container that holds water.  They are more than just a nuisance; they can ruin a nice evening outdoors and even worse, they carry diseases to humans and pets.  Use the proven mosquito control treatment from Mosquito Squad of Greenville to eliminate up to 90% of mosquitoes and ticks in your yard.

Contact Mosquito Squad of Greenville to learn about our safe and effective barrier treatments that will keep your family and pets safe this summer.  Fight the bite with Mosquito Squad!

Keith Drew, Mosquito Squad of Greenville

 

Call us today for a free quote (864) 277 – 4299
email: greenville@mosquitosquad.com